Shakes. Bars. Bread. Cereals. Cookies. Chips. Water. “The food industry has gone hog-wild putting protein in everything,” says Christopher Gardner, professor of medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. “Protein consumption is higher in the U.S. and Canada than in any other region in the world, yet companies now sell protein water. We’re obsessed with protein.”


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